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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 35-38.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What did James Madison argue with relation to the New Jersey Plan?
(a) It cannot support itself with tax revenue.
(b) It will give too much power to small states.
(c) It cannot settle arguments between the states.
(d) It will not protect small states from bigger states.
2. What did Mr. Paterson argue about the New Jersey Plan?
(a) That it made the federal government too independent.
(b) That it did not give the executive too much power.
(c) That it diminished the power of the states.
(d) That it did not protect the states enough.
3. What kind of political thought was flourishing in the 1770s in America?
(a) Radical political thought.
(b) Practical political thought.
(c) Aristocratic political thought.
(d) Conservative political thought.
4. What would happen if government officers did not receive salaries, in the opinion of the man who proposed this?
(a) Legislators would have to have wealthy patrons.
(b) The government would consist solely of landed gentry.
(c) Men who lusted for power and money would not run for office.
(d) Men who needed money would be liable to be influenced by special interests.
5. What was Mr. Wilson's feeling about the compromise?
(a) He felt that elections were not accurate indications of the country's needs.
(b) He felt that popular participation would weaken government.
(c) He felt that appointed leaders were better suited for the work of governing.
(d) He felt that majority rule alone could legitimize government.
Short Answer Questions
1. What threat did Mr. Pinckney make if Congress has power to restrict the slave trade?
2. What subject were the delegates debating in Chapter 6?
3. What did Madison stress in his letter to George Washington?
4. What was the Pennsylvania dissenters' primary objection to the Constitution?
5. Why did many delegates support one resolution to this question?
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